By Lion Vaganay, Christian-Bernard Amphoux, Jenny Heimerdinger, Keith Elliott

ISBN-10: 0521364337

ISBN-13: 9780521364331

A common survey of the learn of recent testomony manuscripts that outlines for college kids of the hot testomony the fundamental instruments and abilities focused on learning these manuscripts. the current version is a completely revised and up-to-date model of the past due L?on Vaganay's Initiation a l. a. critique du Nouveau testomony, released in 1933, and every component to that unique paintings has been pointed out up to now in mild of the newest learn within the box. delivering because it does a large review, instead of a step by step advent, the booklet appears to be like at its topic thematically, and its 4 sections disguise, respectively, the character and personality of the records themselves; the equipment of learning them; the historical past of the texts sooner than they have been revealed; and their background next to their printing. well-known all through is a priority to narrate the topic to an enquiry into the earliest historical past of the recent testomony (prior to 2 hundred AD), which supplies a fascinating own point of view on a subject of a few debate, but with out neglecting to envision conflicting evaluations and perspectives.

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For too long the minuscules overall were neglected by scholars who seemed to be more interested in the older manuscripts simply because of their age - as if the value of a text could be determined by the age of the manuscript without any regard for the quality of the text it contained! The last fifty years, however, have seen a change in attitude. 21 New Testament textual criticism The minuscules are nowadays regarded as representing a late text of the type current in the East in the early Middle Ages, but it is recognised that there are exceptions to this rule.

The animal skin, usually a sheep's, instead of being tanned was softened in a solution of lime and then scraped with a knife in order to take off the hairy or greasy parts, before beingfinallypolished with a pumice stone. This is how 'parchment', or skin of Pergamum, got its name (7l£pyauT|vfi, pergamena; also known as neuPp&va, membrana), and it was then that this new material, being strong enough to allow for mistakes to be scratched away, began to compete both with tablets and with papyrus for things like rough work, sketches and anything needing retouching.

P 66 is the oldest of the biblical Bodmer papyri (towards AD 200, perhaps earlier). Text type: pre-Alexandrian (see p. 107; see also p. 97). P. Bodmer V I I - I X (P72) contains in their entirety three Catholic Epistles, 1-2 Peter and Jude. The book was made at the beginning of the fourth century by gathering together a mixture of texts which had been copied in the third century for private use. Jude and 1-2 Peter 12 Chapter one have, respectively, seven and thirty-six numbered pages out of an original total of about 180.

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